READERS

  • Kindle Voyage review: Significant improvements over the Paperwhite make Amazon's new e-reader a recommended buy October 28, 2014

    Grapevine: As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle. Last year's Kindle Paperwhite was small and sturdy, and came packed with useful features such as the ability to jump to another part of a book without losing your place....
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • Kobo Aura H2O: Kobo's new ebook reader lets you read even underwater August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Kobo launched its new ereader the Kobo Aura H2O. The new device is claimed to be the world's first premium waterproof eink ereader. Kobo Aura H2O is IP67 certified, which means it is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 1 metre of water with the port...
  • Android phones with Adobe Reader app vulnerable to cyber attacks April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber security agencies have alerted Indian Android phone users against a potential vulnerability in certain versions of their 'Adobe Reader' programme which could compromise their personal data. Categorising the activity of the virus as "high", the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIn) said the malfunction affects the Adobe Reader...
  • AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal wins TIME 100 readers' poll April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has won the readers' poll for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME's annual list of people who influenced the world this past year. According to the poll, Kejriwal has received a total of 261,114 "yes" votes from readers whereas...
  • Flipboard buys rival news reader app Zite; deal valued at $60 million March 6, 2014

    New York: News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content partnership with the cable news network. The deal is valued at $60 million, according to the CNN Money website. A CNN spokesman called the valuation "inaccurate" but declined to give...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability February 20, 2014

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Amazon's allnew Kindle Paperwhite goes up for preorder at Rs 10,999, to ship starting February 4 January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced the launch of its allnew Kindle Paperwhite in India. The device is now available for preorder at www.amazon.in and begins shipping February 4. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the nextgeneration builtin light and a faster processor. The new topoftheline Kindle Paperwhite...
  • YotaPhone with dual screens launched; 4.3inch LCD on front, greyscale ereader on rear December 4, 2013

    Moscow: Russian modem developer Yota Devices has launched its first smartphone on Wednesday, hoping its novel doublesided screen will allow it to break into markets in Europe and the Middle East and gain share from rivals. Oilrich Russia is a major market for foreign handset makers such as Apple and...
  • Amazon reportedly working on nextgen, highres Kindle Paperwhite November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly working on a new Kindle Paperwhite, which is likely to be unveiled in the second quarter of the next year. According to a report from TechCrunch, the new ebook reader will come with a highresolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the new...
  • Kobo launches ebook readers, Android tablet in India at Rs 7,999 onwards October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Making a foray into the Indian market, Kobo launched four new devices, including three ebook readers and one Android tablet that is said to be optimised and designed for ereading. These devices include Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD ereaders and the Kobo Arc Android tablet. Kobo devices...
  • Mumbai world's secondmost honest city: Readers' Digest experiment September 25, 2013

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's secondmost honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...
  • Amazon launches new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader; available online for pre-order September 4, 2013

    Washington: Amazon is upgrading its Kindle Paperwhite electronic book reader with a sharper display, expanded dictionary and faster computer hardware. A version that includes ads is available for pre-order starting Tuesday for $119 and will begin shipping September 30. Amazon also says that customers will be able to get books they bought...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • Dead apps: 10 oncepopular Internet services that no longer exist July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, will finally be shuttered today. Much like Google Reader, the shutdown of other popular Internet services in the past have sparked harsh criticisms from users across the globe. We have witnessed the closure of a hatful of popular...
  • Feedly: The best alternative to Google Reader July 1, 2013

    New York: On July 1, we say goodbye to Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place. With Reader, I've been able to see at a glance all the updates from various news services, blogs and company websites I follow. Although...
  • Google Reader to be shut down today July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, will retire today and will not be available anymore. Google announced in March that it would close down Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place, on July...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboardstyle news reading app June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of growing popularity of news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse, Facebook is also planning to come with a similar app. According to a WSJ report, Facebook has been working on this project for over a year, which means that the social media giant had...
  • Review: Feedly, the best Google Reader alternative June 20, 2013

    New York: On July 1, we say goodbye to Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place. With Reader, I've been able to see at a glance all the updates from various news services, blogs and company websites I follow. Although...
  • Amazon to launch Kindle range of products in India June 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Online retailer Amazon, which recently announced its foray into India, said today it will introduce its Kindle range of products, including Fire and Paperwhite in the country by the end of this month. World's bestselling ereaders Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than...
  • LinkedIn to acquire ereader company Pulse for $90 million April 13, 2013

    California: Professional networking website LinkedIn is paying about $90 million to acquire Pulse, which makes an ereader platform used on mobile devices. More than 30 million people worldwide use Pulse's ereader applications on devices running both Apple and Androidbased operating systems. The San Franciscobased company was founded in 2010 by Akshay...
  • Online libraries re-kindle the thrill of reading March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: When was the last time you visited a library, browsed through the hundreds of titles, and finally borrowed a book that evoked your interest? Online libraries that promise to offer nearly the same experience have caught the readers' fancy and are rekindling a lost love. The online library system...
  • Google Reader to be shut down on July 1 March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced to shut down Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, as part of its new spring cleaning ritual. The service will not be available after July 1, 2013. Before Google shuts down its service, it allows users to download a copy of all...
  • Harvard UP to make entire book list available in India February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: As part of its centennial celebrations, Harvard University Press intends to make its titles accessible within the Indian market and publish some of the best ideas and scholarship active in the country. "Our specific mission is to publish and disseminate the very best ideas and scholarship from all...
  • Reader Digest's publisher files for bankruptcy again February 19, 2013

    New York: The publisher of iconic magazine Reader's Digest has filed for bankruptcy to cut a $465 million debt. The magazine has been in circulation for 9 decades now and is read by over 25 million people across the world, but has lately felt the pressure of reader's switching from...
  • Reading ebooks easier than printed versions for older people February 11, 2013

    New York: Older people may find ebooks much faster and easier to read than their paper editions, a new study has claimed. While people young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and ereaders, older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet, found...